HOW DO WE ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS AT TAM?
Differentiated instruction is integral to supporting all students in the classroom. At Tam, we have additional levels of intervention and support for students.
General education plans
A GE plan can only be generated by an outside assessment that verifies a learning, emotional, or psychoeducational disability, that has educational impact in the school setting.
The private assessment is initially submitted to the counselor and then the counselor writes a request for review, with requested accommodations, to the School Psychologist.
She reviews it, and can/if needed request teacher feedback to determine plan specifics, and then the counselor writes the General Education Plan and distributes it to the family and teachers.
These plans are reviewed yearly and can be applicable later to support student learning/testing, if the student requests and accommodations are warranted, for SAT/ACT testing.
This type of plan falls under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This is the part of the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against public school students with disabilities. That includes students with learning and attention issues who meet certain criteria.
Much like an IEP, a 504 plan can help students with learning and attention issues learn and participate in the general education curriculum. A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations, modifications, and other services. These measures “remove barriers” to learning.
individualized education plan
An Individual Education Plan is created for students who
1) meet eligibility as a student with one of 13 handicapping conditions,
2) require special education and/or related services, and
3) whose needs cannot be met by through general education services/programs.
An Individual Education Plan is created using information from a psychoeducational evaluation. The plan includes accommodations, goals, and services that allow for students to access their educational program and make academic progress.
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